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Stampin’ Up! Sending Thoughts Sneak Peek on Peaceful Poppies for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebration!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to go with a congratulations card using a fun sentiment from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer stamp set called Sending You Thoughts (which you’ll be able to pick up for FREE with a $50 order starting on 3 Jan 20!) and the most gorgeous Peaceful Poppies DSP (in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog also coming on 3 Jan 20!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

This one is super easy so…buckle up!

I started with a piece of the gorgeous, wunnermus, spectacular – dare I say AMAZEBALLS!! – Peaceful Poppies DSP.  I cut a Stitched Rectangle from the middle of the panel.

I matted the leftover panel onto a Basic Black mat with Liquid Glue.  I also matted the die cut piece on Basic Black and popped that right over the negative space on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set, is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White and cut with a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die.

I adhered the sentiment to the popped up portion of the card front with Liquid Glue.

A few clear sequins from the new Peaceful Poppies Sequins pack – adhered on the sentiment and the card front with Liquid Glue – finished it all off!

On the inside, I stamped a second Sending You Thoughts sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I added the large flower outline from Painted Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I inked the large flower-fill-in image in Poppy Parade, stamped it off once and stamped it over the outline.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Painted Poppies on the front…

…and a little more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila.  If you’ve been following me for a minute, you’ve heard me say “THIS is my favorite DSP of all time” about a ….hundred times!  And I always mean it when I say it – and then….a NEW “my favorite DSP” comes along.  Well – Peaceful Poppies is my current “favorite DSP of all time”!  I think it’s absolutely stunning.  I love the Painted Poppies stamp set, too.  Put them together?  Well – they’re a miracle of GORGEOUS-NESS!  And we shouldn’t forget the Sending You Thoughts stamp set – wonderful sentiments and…Free during Sale-A-Bration.  Uhm…hello?!?  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Leslie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Karen Ksenzakovic

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Leslie Larkin

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Prather

Akiko Sudano

Shirley Gentry

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 

 


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


TOMORROW – GET FREE SHIPPING FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

Y’all know – we ALL love FREE SHIPPING!  And…awesome news! – Stampin’ Up! just announced FREE SHIPPING for us this week – on 11 Dec 19!

This is a ONE DAY only promotion….

Here’s the deets:

  • Sales Period:  11 December 19 from 12:01 am (MT)–11:59 pm (MT)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Free shipping applies after the $50 qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax).
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion, including year-end closeout items.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on December 11, 2019.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped for December will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 usd/$30.00 cad shipping included) + tax. Important note: December Paper Pumpkin billing and shipment will be delayed until December 16 due to increased workload in the distribution center.

Pull out those Wish Lists and check them twice – cuz FREE SHIPPING is oh so NICE!!

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy shopping!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″  (mat under large Stitched Rectangle panel)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Poppies DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front – with 2 5/8″ x 4″ Rectangle Stitched Die cut from center); envelope flap


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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Stampin’ Up! Sip Sip Hooray!!

Hey y’all – welcome back to the week.  Hope it’s looking promising for you!

My card today is super simple and quick and easy!  That’s like a trifecta of goodness, right!?  It uses the new Sip Sip Hooray bundle (which is good since that’s what I named this post, right!?).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Any Occasion, Congratulations, Life Event, New Year's | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Check You Out Congratulations!

Happy Friday!  I hope your week has gone well – we’ve been getting back into the swing of things.  And trying to figure out what time zone we’re in! LOL!

Speaking of time-zones – if you live in Alabama – this is your Tax-Free Weekend!  Read down below to see what SU! products qualify for this big savings – then get shopping (and earn you some Bonus Days coupons while you’re at it!).

I’ve got a cute little number for you today, using a stamp set that you may have missed in your early looks thru the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  This one is called Check You Out – and…it’s totes adorbs!  Check it out!

How cute is that little owl?!?

I took inspiration for the layout from this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

And the colors are from The Paper Players color challenge.

I started with a Basic Gray card base and stamped it all over with books from the Check You Out set.  I put all three book images onto an acrylic block, inked them with Blueberry Bushel and stamped them multiple times across the card front.

I used a piece of Granny Apple Green and a same-size piece of scripty paper in Blueberry Bushel from the 2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP to create the card front, adhering them at jaunty angles with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Rectangle Stitched Die from Whisper White and stamped a Check You Out sentiment at the bottom in Blueberry Bushel.

I cut a length of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon, doubled it over and used SNAIL to adhere it to the Whisper White panel.  Then I added a Mini Library Clip at the top and popped it all onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the check-out card in Balmy Blue on a piece of Whisper White.  I added the little owl in Basic Gray and a sentiment in Blueberry Bushel.  Then I fussy cut the image (cutting off the extra “owl’ – what I really wanted was his feet! 😉 ).

I stamped the owl again in Basic Gray, added some Granny Apple Green spectacles and fussy cut him.

I popped the check-out card onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then used Mini Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to add the fussy cut owl.  Finally, I tied a little bow from Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and adhered it to the Library Clip with a Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Check You Out sentiment in Blueberry Bushel on a Whisper White panel.  I added a Balmy Blue mortar board (don’t need a graduation card?  Leave that off!).

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green and into the Basic Gray card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Basic Gray owl, Granny Apple Green spectacles and a Balmy Blue mortar board on the front…

…and more of the Blueberry Bushel 2018-2020 In Color DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously?  How sweet is that little hoo-ter!?  I just love the glasses, don’t you?  Although it’s kind of a “fly-over set”, Check You Out is a versatile set, with sentiments for thank you, congratulations, graduation and “just checking up” cards.  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

Check out the huge Magnet Sale at Stamp-N-Storage!  Whoo-hoo!

Now’s the time to stock up on Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards! You’ll receive 20% OFF standard sizes (5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11), and our annual Odds & Ends Magnet Cards*. All discounts are applied during the checkout process.

PLUS for the first time ever…the Stamp-n-Die Bundle is available at 20% OFF! Organize your stamps and dies together so you never have to look for missing pieces again.

*Odds & Ends Magnet Cards are available in a variety of options and have limited quantities available. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, Monday, July 22, 2019.


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  ALABAMA is THIS weekend!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Gray Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4″ Rectangle Stitched Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy cut Check You Out images

2018-2020 6″ x 6″ DSP in Blueberry Bushel: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix


Finn continues to improve – we’re tapering the steroid cough medicine and are half-way thru the antibiotic.

He felt good enough last night to bring Mr. Reindeer to me… 🙂

He did mention that he thinks he’ll probably need to go back to see his friends at the vet.  You know – just to be safe.

And get…pets and belly rubs!

 

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Congratulations, Graduation Card, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Frosted Royal Peacock for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s Hop is a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

I decided to play with the gorgeously stunning colors and images in the Noble Peacock Suite – including the Royal Peacock stamp set, bundled Detailed Peacock Dies and the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP and Foil.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the sketch that inspired us all today!

I started with a piece of the Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil and embossed it in the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder – and that became the card front.

Using a piece of the Pretty Peacock paper in the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, I took the edgelit die from the new Magnolia Memory Die set and cut the scalloped edge.  I adhered that cut panel to the embossed card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a few peacock feathers from Old Olive and Pretty Peacock foils using the Detailed Peacock Dies – then I adhered them ever-so-artistically onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, which is actually two sentiment stamps from the Royal Peacock stamp set, I stamped each phrase in Old Olive on Whisper White.  I pulled out the two-die label combination from the Frosted Bouquet Die set and cut the sentiment.  I cut an Old Olive foil mat using the second die (which creates a perfectly-sized mat!) and adhered the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the flower image from Royal Peacock twice in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and colored them with my Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  Then I cut them with the matching die in the Detailed Peacock set.  I popped them onto the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with more Dimensionals.

I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones to the flower centers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Royal Peacock sentiment in Old Olive on Whisper White.  Next to it I added a couple of flourishes in Pretty Peacock, coloring them with my Light Old Olive Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive Noble Peacock foil mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Royal Peacock flourishes on the front…

…and a couple of the flower images on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These colors in the Noble Peacock Suite are just so rich and gorgeous together, aren’t they?  And I love the sentiments and images in the Royal Peacock stamp set.  I am also a huge fan of the Detailed Peacock Die set – especially those wonderful feathers (which are stunning and very Peacock-y in the Foil!!).  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL P9E9MVVS

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period Deadline:  31 July 2019, by 11:50 pm (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  You need to keep those e-mails with the Coupon Codes!
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Regardless of how you place your order, though – you STILL HAVE TO HAVE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS!
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it out!

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual. Pay just $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your Starter Kit.  That makes an already-great-deal even better – and doesn’t even count the $10 off the next montg!!
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once; they will reduce the commissionable amount of orders.
  • Coupon codes expire 31 October 2019 – like you’d be able to resist for THAT long! 😉

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator comes with lots of bennies!  Like…a 20-25% discount on everything you purchase!  Getting to see (and buy!!) all the new goodies before everyone else!  The opportunity to earn great trips – Alaska, Greece, Maui (just to name a few!).  Joining other Demonstrators at awesome-fun yearly events to learn and network (and party!!)!

And joining my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team brings even more fun – we’re building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page where we chat and share our projects, with monthly challenges and awards.

Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! Whatever YOUR goal is – I’d love to have you on board!

Head over to my Join My Team page and read-up – then let’s get you started (but- you’ve only got until 31 Aug to join if you want this Extra Extra great deal!).  If you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:    

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Noble Peacock Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Detailed Peacock die cut feathers; Frosted Bouquet die cut label for sentiment

Noble Peacock Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Frosted Bouquet die cut sentiment label


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Congratulations, Joining Special, Life Event, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Amazing Butterfly Life

‘Sup, y’all!?  Week going well?  We’ve finally got a little teensy warmer weather up here in the Baltimore area – thank the Good Lord!  Boy, when the wind blows here it is Some.  Kind.  Of.  Cold!  Brrrr!

I have a Spring-y card for you today – to counter the cold, maybe? It uses one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration goodies (and you’ve only got 6 more days to get plenty of it for your stash!) – the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  Atop that pretty paper, I just added a big bold sentiment from the Amazing Life bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Any Occasion, Congratulations, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Spring | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Perfectly Paired

Good morning, you guys.  Hope you’ve had a good week and are ready for an even better weekend!

LAST weekend, one of my friends (Chris of the Matt and Chris twins I’ve told y’all about!) asked his sweet girlfriend to marry him and, not being a stupid girl – she said YES!!  Whoo-hoo!!  So – I needed to make a card for them – one not to froofy (for him), but….sweet enough for her!

The Happiness Blooms suite seemed like just the ticket, so – out it came!  And I used a sentiment that I pulled from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack, plus one from the new Perfectly Paired stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Congratulations, Life Event | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Thought She Could!

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Tuesday.

I’m going to try to quell my normal over-sharing chattiness – I’m starting this post at 10 o’clock!  For those of you who’ve been following along – you know I’m a pumpkin at about 9!  Finn’s already sawing logs -he’s in the kitchen with us, lending moral support, but he’s sound asleep.  Wayne and I are wrapping ribbon!  

And…wrapping ribbon.

Soon, we’ll wrap a little more ribbon.  I can tell you we’ve got some gorgeous new ribbon in this catalog, folks!!

Yes, you heard me right.  Wayne is helping me wrap ribbon!  He’ll thank me if we get to go on that Alaska cruise next summer!  🙂

So – my card uses the funnest (yes, that’s a word.  I’m pretty sure!) new stamp set in the catalog.  It’s called This Little Piggy. I combined it with a little of the new Coffee Break DSP.  And a few other new little goodies.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the Global Design Project sketch challenge:

I started with a piece of wood-grain-looking paper from the Coffee Break DSP and matted it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock.

For my art, I first cut a Copper Foil “doily” with a couple of Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I first ran the Copper Foil thru the Big Shot with two large Eastern Medallions dies.  Then I used the largest smooth-sided circle in the Circles Layering Framelits to cut the medallion out.  Using my Paper Snips, I carefully trimmed the circle off – leaving me with a “doily”!  If you’re a visual person, here’s a link to a video where I show you how to do it! 

I wrapped two lengths of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the card front, securing them in the back with scotch tape and I used a few Glue Dots under the Lace Trim above the art to bring the two pieces together – you’ll see why in a minute.   I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the Copper Foil “doily” over the top.

Next up is a circle that I cut from Powder Pink card stock with the new Starburst Punch.  It was pretty, but a little plain…so I embossed it with the cool new Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Then I popped it over the Copper “doily” with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the little piggy from This Little Piggy on some Thick Whisper White card stock, in Powder Pink ink.  Then I fussy cut her with my Paper Snips.

Using my Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen, I added some little cheeks and shaded her ear.  I colored her hooves with my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker.

She’s wearing pantaloons.  I suppose it could be a tutu – but in our family, those be pantaloons!  I ran a short strip of Fast Fuse across her little pork belly and then added the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, pleating it a little as I went.  I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.

I used a little bit of Liquid Glue and a few new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere her to the Powder Pink circle.  And – I don’t know if you can see it, but I brushed her wings with some Clear Wink of Stella!

The sentiment, also from This Little Piggy, I heat embossed in Copper on Whisper White, then I cut it out with the Classic Label Punch and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I tied a bow from the Lace Trim – and adhered it over that place where I pulled the two lengths together with the Glue Dot – with another Glue Dot.  Makes it look like I actually tied the two lengths together with that bow.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I heat embossed a second sentiment from This Little Piggy in Copper in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added a part-of-a-piggy in Powder Pink.  I colored her same as the lady on the front.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Miss Piggy on the front…

…and a touch more of the Coffee Break DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously – how cute is This Little Piggy??  And – there are more darling images and fun sentiments in the set, too.  You’re going to want to grab this one up!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!

 

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Starburst Punch shape

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Classic Label Punch shape (sentiment); This Little Piggy piggy

Coffee Break DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Copper Foil:  Eastern Medallions doily


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix…

Behold!

A man resting after a day’s work.

Content in the knowledge that he’s done his part.

Protected his mother (from…no one).

Impressed friends and strangers with his prowess.

I give you….Finn CGC.

Yea – I know.  Old news.  But…hey!  It’s a kinda big deal.  And he looks so…mature and handsome in this picture!

And it’s my blog so…I can show him off if I wanna!! 🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: Congratulations, Encouragement, Everyday, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Flirty Flamingo Congratulations

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Did you realize that two weeks from today marks the end of the 2017 Occasions Mini AND the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog?!?  So…if there are goodies that you’re still wanting from either of those – best get on it now!!  And don’t forget those Eastern Palace bundles – they’ll disappear in two weeks, too!

Of course, that also means there’s only two weeks before the 2017-2017 Annual Catalog goes live!!  Whoo-hoo!!

I’ve got a new stamp set to share with you today, one that I’ve not used yet.  It’s the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  I used it to make a pretty little Congratulations card.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch challenge from Can You CASE It to help me with the layout.

And my colors are a nod to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge.

Finally, I thought it went very well with the Just Us Girls trend week challenge.

I started out by stamping the palm frond from Fabulous Flamingo in Peekaboo Peach all over a Whisper White panel and then I SNAILd it to a Peekaboo Peach mat.

For the art work, I stamped the flamingo in….wait for it…Flirty Flamingo.  I just had to – and Watermelon Wonder is retiring, so it’s been replaced in my shelves by the new In Colors!! 🙂

The flamingo is a three step image.  I stamped the outline image in full strength.  Next, I used the solid fill-in image – this one I stamped off twice before stamping the Whisper White panel.  Finally, I stamped the shading image – this one I stamped off once before stamping the panel.  Then I fussy cut just the body of the bird.

To make the art panel, I re-stamped the Fabulous Flamingo on a square of Whisper White card stock.  I deliberately raised the image up so that the top portion of the bird was off the top of the panel.  I added some Pool Party “water” and some stamped-off-once Pool Party grass across the bottom.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and onto the card front.  

I took the fussy cut Flamingo body and popped it over the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from Fabulous Flamingo, is stamped in Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.  I used my Pool Party ink pad to ever-so-carefully ink up all the words but “Pink” and then I inked that with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker.  I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White, snipped a banner end and edged it with the Flirty Flamingo Marker.  I adhered it to the card front with a little more Liquid Glue.

Finally, cuz I just couldn’t help myself! – I stamped another Peekaboo Peach palm frond and fussy cut it.  Then I added it to the end of the sentiment banner with some Liquid Glue!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Fabulous Flamingo in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a stamped-off-once Peekaboo Peach palm frond over top.

I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Flirty Flamingo Flamingo on the front…

…and I added more Peekaboo Peach palm fronds on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun stamp set?  It’s got a couple more sentiments in pretty fonts and the really pretty Fabulous Flamingo!  Hope you like – and will get it on your wish list!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Fabulous Flamingo stamp set will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ square (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock : 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/8″ Square (art panel);   (sentiment)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix…

Hey.  I just have two pictures to show you today.

Finn has big ole stout legs.  With his feathers and his pantaloons.  He’s a chunk.

Until, that is, you add water.

And then he’s a toothpick leg dog!!  LOL

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Love Sparkles Celebration Card!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, y’all!  I assume you’ve got your Corned Beef and cabbage cued up for dinner tonight!  And some green beer.

Why would anyone want to drink green beer?  I’m not a fan of regular colored beer – let alone green.

But I do like me some Corned Beef and Cabbage – and I’ve got mine in the crock pot already!

Now, for all that, I really didn’t make a St. Patrick’s day card.  I gave my card a little nod to the day – using a surprise from the Sealed with Love stamp set – to set off my Love Sparkles sentiments.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch at the Global Design Project.

I seem to be on a Mint Macaron/Island Indigo kick these past couple of weeks – I hope you’ll forgive me!

I started with a simple piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made some stylized “shamrocks” using the heart image from the Sealed With Love stamp set, inking the image in Mint Macaron and stamping it three times in a rough circle.  Then I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to give each shamrock a little stem.

Across the bottom of the panel, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a narrow strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP.  I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat, then I covered the seam with a length of Mint Macron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.  I also wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the pretty Love Sparkles stamp set, is double-stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it once in Mint Macaron, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it a second time – ever so slightly offset – in Island Indigo.

Then I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and added the “to you” in Island Indigo.  This is just the first part of one sentiment stamp in the Love Sparkles set.  I covered the half I didn’t want with a sticky note, inked the first portion and, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it below the first sentiment.

I cut a scallop circle from a piece of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  Using my 1″ Circle Punch, I punched a hole in the middle of the glimmer circle then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I popped the sentiment circle over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional, aligning the dimensional inside the hole I’d cut in the glimmer paper mat.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow from three lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added a second Love Sparkles sentiment, using the same Mint Macaron and Island Indigo offset stamping that I’d done on the front.  Then I added a couple more Mint Macaron shamrocks with the Sealed With Love heart and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sealed With Love Mint Macaron shamrocks on the front…

…and a little more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mint Macaron shamrocks, courtesy of Sealed With Love.  And a couple of really cute sentiments – love the font with the little sparkles all over it on this Love Sparkles stamp set.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Mint Macaron Is Almost Gone!

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Today marks exactly two weeks before the end of Sale-A-Bration!  I think we should mark the end with…an Ordering Special!  Watch for another post a little later today with all the details, okay?

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front inner liner); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment)

Blooms & Bliss DSP: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (strip on card front); envelope flap

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: 2″ Scallop Circle (mat for sentiment)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


FINN-FAN FIX….

You know, I buy Finn toys.

And chew bones.

And tennis balls.

And Frisbees.

Even joined the Pet Perks club to try to get some specials.

He doesn’t want for much.

Or…anything.

Which is why it’s funny and not pitiful when he’s enamored with a…vegetable oil bottle.

He appears to enjoy kicking it and then chasing it.  And he had it behind the house, rolling it down the little hill in the dry and crunchy leaves.  And boing-ing after it!!

He’s a trip, for sure!

TTFN

M

Categories: Congratulations, Life Event | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Reverse Word Sneak Peek!

Well – happy Sunday! On the way home – with my new manicure….mostly…intact!  Yes, I even went and got a manicure yesterday before the wedding.  I kinda hate going – I’m always pretty sure that as the technicians chatter in their own language, laughing and giggling, that they’re discussing the horrendous state of my nails!!  Also – a manicure will typically last me…a day.

Maybe.  If I sit around with my fingers splayed and hovering in the air. Which isn’t very likely given…well….life! 🙂

Bottom line…I don’t do it much!

On the other hand – ha!! – I really want to start doing videos and posting them for y’all.  So manicures may be something I need to do more of.  The trick will be finding a good nail color that coordinates with all the ink that’s probably also going to be gracing my fingers! 🙂

We’ll see how that works out!

The wedding was gorgeous – took place right on the water.  It was wonderful to see my friend so happy with his new bride – who is lovely inside and out.  And it was great to see my friends from work – who’d driven from Alabama or flown from California for the event.  I’m very glad I went! 🙂

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And in case that’s not pretty enough – sunset over the water was spectacular! 🙂

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For those looking for their Finn-Fan-Fix….take a look at my card and then scroll down to the end of the post! 🙂

My card for today is a quick-and-easy congratulations card that I made with the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Reverse Words….

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I also added a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and a bit of Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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